Worship Services on 9/11

This Sunday, September 11th marks the 15th Anniversary of 9/11. We will gather together as a community for worship and to offer prayers for all who have fallen, who have lost loved ones, and those who have dedicated their lives to saving others, bringing healing and restoration to this nation.

JOIN US IN WORSHIP

There will be two Sunday services offered at 8:00 and 10:30 AM. These are expressed a little differently – see below for a brief description:

SUNDAY 8:00 A.M. – REFLECTIVE SERVICE

Worship is quiet and reflective during this Rite I service with Bible readings, sermon or homily, and Holy Communion. It’s a time for spiritual refreshment and refocus.

SUNDAY 10:30 A.M. – FAMILY EUCHARIST

This mid-morning worship service is celebrated with music and hymns, Bible readings, sermon or homily, and Holy Communion. In addition to the more contemporary Rite II liturgy, the adult and children’s choirs add energy and beauty. Meet a full range of parishioners while finding renewal and strength in your relationship with God. Childcare (ages 0-4) is offered during this time.

Morning services are followed by fellowship time — “coffee hour”. Light refreshments (beverages and snacks) are served; some sit together for an open-minded Sermon discussion, others mingle or watch their children on the playground. Friendly company and conversation is enjoyed by all.

REMINDER: NO SUNDAY SCHOOL on 9/11 – Registration for the 2016-2017 Sunday School Year takes place at a table outside of the church before Family Eucharist at 10:30 AM. For those interested – please arrive early!

ALL ARE WELCOME – HOPE TO SEE YOU SUNDAY!

Slide show image taken from original photo by Andrew Munday taken on 09.11.2011 from Statton Island looking back at Manhattan, New York.

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Sunday School – Aug. 21st

SUNDAY SCHOOL – 10:30 am

ALL Classes will meet at 10:30 in the Heart Classroom for a lesson on 9/11, first responders in New York, and first Responders in our area. We will also bake cookies to give to police officers, firemen and women, and paramedics to thank them for all they do for all of us.

Childcare is also available with Tina at this time (Smith Education Building – Nursery) for children up to four (4) years of age.

For campus locations, please see Directions and Campus Map.

NEW STUDENTS – FIRST VISIT

Hello Parents and Guardians – if this is your student’s first time with us, please arrive a few minutes early to register your child.

We follow safe church practices, so its important that we know who’s in attendance, have parents(s) or guardian(s) check children in-and-out, and provide us us with any important details including contact info in the event of an emergency. Teachers are happy to help 🙂

Education building doors are locked 10 minutes after church service begins for added security…so give yourself a little extra time this first day. Thanks so much and we look forward to meeting you!

READINGS – FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

This Sunday’s readings are: Psalm 103:1-8 or 71:1-6, the First reading is Isaiah 61:10-11 or Jeremiah 1:4-10, The Second reading is Hebrews 12:18-29 and the Gospel is Luke 13:10-17.

MEMORY VERSE FOR THE WEEK

The Memory verse for Sunday is: “The Lord will bring about justice and praise in every nation on earth, like flowers blooming in a garden.” – Isaiah 61:11 (CEV)

WHAT’S COMING-UP

Today’s lesson will center around the commemoration of The 15th Anniversary of 9/11 which will occur on September 11, 2016. A special service is planned for this day – a “Family Eucharist” or family worship service.

SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE – Mark Your Calendars!

There will be NO SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES on August 28th or September 4th. Registration for the 2016-2017 Sunday School Year will be held on September 11th before the Worship Service. Classes will begin on September 18th 2016.

WITH GRATITUDE FROM SUE

Thank you to all who helped with the Vacation Bible School this year. We had a great time. If you did not pick up all of your VBS projects – they are in the Heart Classroom!

QUESTIONS OR INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING

For questions or interest in volunteering, contact Sue Beckham, Family Ministry Director.

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